Campari, the Italian parent of Wild Turkey, reported midyear results Tuesday, with sales up a reported 10.5 percent, to $830 million. The figures were based on organic growth of 2.7 percent, which excludes the effects of currency exchange rates and other factors.
Campari reported net profits of about $86 million, up 36 percent over the same period the previous year.
Sales in the Americas, which account for almost 43 percent of Campari's total, were up a reported 15.7 percent, based on organic growth of 3.4 percent.
Sales of Lawrenceburg-distilled Wild Turkey, including American Honey, were up 8.2 percent organically in the United States, the company said.
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Globally, Wild Turkey had "a very positive organic change" of 7.8 percent, thanks to strong U.S. sales for the core brand and for American Honey, "as well as positive progression in seeding markets, particularly Canada, United Kingdom and Russia."
Campari's four other key brands showed organic growth for the first half of the year: Jamaican rums were up 13.3 percent; Aperol, up 5.7 percent; Skyy vodka, up 4.8 percent; and Campari, up 2.5 percent.
Overall company sales in southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa were up a reported 10.5 percent, based on organic growth of 4.7 percent. Sales in north, central and Eastern Europe, including Russia, were down 1.4 percent, with an organic decrease of 3 percent. Sales in the Asia Pacific region were up a reported 11.8 percent, with organic growth of 4.8 percent.